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Saturday, July 30, 2011
Indigo Slam (Elvis Cole #7) (audiobook) by Robert Crais
Read by David Stuart.
Duration: 8 hours, 27 minutes
While not as action-packed as The Last Detective (which follows Indigo Slam in the series, but I've not read a single one of them in order so why start now?), this is a strong book. Lots of smart comments, action and twists and turns, although the very last twist was so obvious that only the clinically brain dead couldn't see it coming. But, that didn't lessen the overall value of the book for me.
Elvis is hired by a group of children who have been living on their own for a while to find their missing father. As the investigation progresses, Cole and his enigmatic partner Joe Pike get caught up in the Witness Protection Program, a counterfeiting ring, a crime syndicate and all sorts of other incidents of violence and mayhem. Cole's deep down soft heart and his smart mouth are, of course, an enjoyable part of the story.
The audiobook is read by David Stuart who captures the voice of Elvis Cole perfectly.
I rate this audiobook 5 stars out of 5.
This audiobook can be found on Amazon.com here: Indigo Slam (Elvis Cole/Joe Pike Series)
Reviewed on April 24, 2008.